Policy Research Laboratory

Salem Center for Policy

The Policy Research Laboratory is a two part program in which Dr. TJ Canann and Dr. David Puelz train undergraduate students in the programming, applied mathematics/statistics, and economics tools needed to participate in cutting edge policy research. The course is offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Then, at the end of this class, the students are matched to research projects to apply the skills that they have learned in the class.

The PRL began with six students in the Spring of 2020, and has now grown to 40 students as of Spring 2023. We now have four Master's students that head research silos as part of the Master's Research Program and 36 undergraduate students working on a variety of projects. These projects fall under the fields of (research silos):


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